A Ghanaian proverb says, “An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.” Sadly, many organizations are led by sheep. Not humble and teachable, but timid, confused, and dumb. Sheep leadership panics in the face of danger. When it must boldly fight, its natural instinct is fright or flight. It must be told what to do and where to go. Gullible & prone to mob psychology, it finds safety in numbers—even if it follows others to slaughter or a cliff edge. No organization can rise higher than its leadership. Sheep leadership is cheap—and costly. If you’re dissatisfied with the leadership you see around you, step up to the plate and be the answer. For leadership is not about you, but begins with you. Be the lion! Christ is your Model Leader: “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed” (Revelation 5:5).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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